Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Pool of Radiance Redraw

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Pool of Radiance Redraw

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Pool of Radiance Redraw

Title: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Pool of Radiance Redraw
Pixel Artist: TRUEvector  (Level 8 Tengu :: 8649 points)
Posted: 2/28/2019 08:32
Palette: 6 colors
Statistics:  12 comments    29 faves    0 avatars

A redraw practice based on a screenshot form old NES game.


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TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 3/1/2019 22:46

Thank you! Nice to see a man of culture as well.

Julius Cesarius (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/1/2019 18:35

Ahahaha Really nice :)
I love the pierced tits :D

TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 3/1/2019 07:55

Well, thank you very much for your comments! I didn't feel like being attacked, I was just confused, no problem at all.

Glad you find my humble scribbles interesting. I always try to learn stuff from other great artists, that's why my styles may look different, because I try to do their tricks and tips. 

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 3/1/2019 06:22

Also, it's amazing how many different styles you can draw.

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 3/1/2019 06:19

I just found the original Pool of Radiance screenshots, and indeed you only had a face to start from (and it explains the "looking straight, symmetric face"). All the more merit to you!

Sorry if I sounded like an attack, I only meant to say that I discovered these artists because their art was used in 8bit games (and not always officially, which I learnt much later!) I don't think Pool of Radiance uses/adapts much existing art, except the (box) cover by Clyde Caldwell. He did a lot of famous AD&D illustrations such as the characters of the Dragonlance books/games (Raistlin, Goldmoon, Riverwind...).He also does more sexy fantasy art, but you don't find his sexier stuff in the more family-friendly AD&D products - and I would have been very surprised if such an alluring picture ended up with a Nintendo seal of approval!

Frazetta of course! I knew I remembered some paintings of barbarian girls, but this one name escaped me. This is a nice homage / practice, and especially challenging to interpret naked skin in 4 colors.

I advise viewers who appreciate this pixel art to look up all these artists names. There are many amazing artworks to discover, appreciate, and learn from.

DimDim (Level 5 MUTO) @ 3/1/2019 04:31

woah nice

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 3/1/2019 04:20


TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 3/1/2019 03:57

Oh, boy... Let's hope I understand everything right and let's try to give some proper answer.

So, 1st of all, I should explain, that I just took a screenshot of the character generation table at the very beginning of the game. I retouch a little bit the face (the gif) and then, I draw the whole body. No particular refference was taken, it took me 2 hours just to draw a naked bae around as I like it and as I see it. Actually not much into AD&D at all, because I live in a small post USSR country, it was an exotic for me at that time and now I barely have any good knowledge about all that systems..

Yes, I love Frazetta and Valejo arts as well.

And sorry, but I have no idea about things you are talking about - licensed arts, Nintendo, Forgotten Realms... Why should I ask someone, when I want to draw a naked woman all over the portrait in an ancient NES game? It's just a practice and maybe a tribute to my good memories about this game. Nothing special or serious.

yrizoud (Level 6 Aquamarine) @ 3/1/2019 03:11

For low-color count like this, the challenge is always in choosing the best-looking levels of shading.

It's difficult to say because of the pauldron, but there may be a size mismatch between the head and body. In general I would expect the cranium to be larger to fit the body, but I understand this can also be part of the caricature / low angle shot (small top and large bottom, to emphasize the character's size/presence) 

This reminds me of Amstrad games, where a lot of covers were heavily inspired (or straight up plagiarized) from artists like Luis Royo. When I think about it, the people who were hired in 80s to do game art had studied in late 70s, so it makes sense that their artistic references would be in the works at this time of Boris Vallejo, the Metal Hurlant publishings, etc.

In this case, publishers of AD&D had licensed artworks that they could provide to the game artists, but I don't recognize a known Forgotten Realms illustration, and I would be surpried that Nintendo allow the lewder fantasy illustrations (I mean even a fully censored/clothed version of this character would still show suggestive hips). Is it possible to see the original/inspiration somewhere ?

IllusionOfMana (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/28/2019 12:03

Either way it looks very nice. Once again my favorite part is the anatomy, a lot of artists use these unrealisting male or female body types for somewhat realistic pieces and its just something I do not personally enjoy so this is definitely very nice to see!

TRUEvector (Level 8 Tengu) @ 2/28/2019 10:33

Oh, the pallette is completely taken from the game, not my choise at all, though, I find it an interesting and handy as well.

Thank you very much!

IllusionOfMana (Level 10 Operative) @ 2/28/2019 10:01

Interesting palette choice and very good anatomy! Always enjoy seeing your stuff!

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